Origin: After eating at least 30 aftereight chocolates, I thought about this recipe: soft chocolate cupcakes with a fresh and comforting mint icing, gnammy!
300 gr Flour
16 gr Baking powder
150 gr Sugar
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
100 gr Butter
1 White yogurt
200 gr Black chocolate
For the icing: Mix 80 gr Mint drops (crushed) + 320 gr Icing sugar + 100 gr Butter (room temperature) + 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
Recipe: In a pan melt 100 gr of chocolate with the butter, then mix the obtained cream with the yogurt and the eggs. In another bowl mix all the other ingredients and finally add the cream you have in the first bowl. Fill the muffin cups ¾ full of the moistened mixture and bake in the preheated oven (180 degrees) for ca 20 minutes. When the cupcakes are cooled, just before serving, decorate them with the icing.
Trick or Treat: For the icing you can replace the mint candies with mint extract.
Dedicated to: Junior who tasted always like mint, a bit like the Colgate AZ toothpaste. He was in addition one of those men who could talk about any subject, from A to Z. His mind was as bright as his smile even if sometimes he would dream out loud “Actually I am a surfer deep down in my soul, I like to follow the wave“ he used to say… I finally discovered which wave, actually which waved blond lady he was following…
This girl was blond, tall, and thin: a real Barbie (including the plastic brain and boops), when he disappeared Junior left her in a vale of tears
The other girl – oops, I forgot to mention that Junior had 3 girlfriends at the same time – was a red head, with a hooked nose, a double chin, and… a typical Brazilian model bottom. She liked to dance salsa and she got Junior (quite easily, I would say) thanks to a rose in her hair. When he disappeared Junior left her on the verge of a big nervous breakdown.
How do I know? Easy, as soon as we all discovered about each other, we founded a club: a weekly meeting to yell out all our rage thanks to a voodoo doll and to litres and litres of bloody mary. Lessons learnt with Junior: 1. The expression “Trouble shared is trouble halved” is def’ right, the club helped the 3 of us to recover! 2. Never trust a man who smells too much of toothpaste 3. Having the same nickname, ehi Gioia, for all my men was a good idea when I decided to play the same game as Junior ( – : Bitterness please go away!